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Gawayne and the Green Knight


Published April 23, 2008


LibriVox recording of Gawayne and the Green Knight, by Charlton Miner Lewis. Read by Jerome Lawsen.

Published in 1903, Gawayne and the Green Knight is a modern-language retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a 14th-century verse romance following a young knight of the Round Table. During Christmas celebrations, a mysterious, entirely green knight presents a challenge to King Arthur's court: that any may strike the stranger a single blow with his green axe, provided he assent to receiving the same a year later. Gawayne accepts the challenge, and its unexpected outcome leads to a great test of his courage and knighthood. A significant addition to this version is the Lady Elfinhart, whose back-story and romance with Gawayne are tightly interwoven with the plot. (Summary by Jerome Lawsen)

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Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 1:17:48

Reviews

Reviewer: zetorpilot - - September 19, 2009
Subject: A lively and entertaining version
A lively and entertaining version of the story well worth listening to. Should have been entitled "The Green Knight Before Christmas" (have a listen and you'll see what I mean...
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